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Nearly 300,000 Evacuated as Cyclone Approaches Bangladesh

Last edited 29th May 2017

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres per hour, officials said on Monday.

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Plastic Waste Turned Into Clothes, To Save Our Oceans

Last edited 24th May 2017

How one company is turning waste plastic into cash for poor communities. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks.

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Philippines struck by strong earthquake; warning of tsunami waves

Last edited 21st May 2017

Philippines struck by strong earthquake; warning of tsunami waves A STRONG 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines prompting a tsunami warning. A MAJOR earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines today prompting a tsunami warning.

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North Korea 'Will Test Missiles Weekly', Senior Official Tells BBC

Last edited 17th April 2017

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US."We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC's John Sudworth.He said that an "all-out war" would result if the US took military action.

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Colombia landslide: Dozens of Children Among the Dead

Last edited 2nd April 2017

Dozens of children are among those killed in devastating mudslides in south-west Colombia, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

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Transgender Woman Makes NZ Weightlifting Team

Last edited 20th March 2017

New Zealand weightlifting has selected a transgender athlete for this month's Australian International, believed to be a first in New Zealand sport.

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North Face Widow Tompkins Donates Land for Chile Parks

Last edited 16th March 2017

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the widow of US billionaire Doug Tompkins, is donating 408,000 hectares of land to Chile for national parks to be created.

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New Zealand River First in the World to be Given Legal Human Status

Last edited 16th March 2017

A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living entity.

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Project Compassion 2017 - Aloma from the Philippines

Last edited 13th March 2017

When Typhoon Santi destroyed her home in coastal Philippines, Aloma feared for her family’s safety and their future. Extreme weather events such as typhoons and cyclones are a common occurrence in this country, threatening the safety and food security of many families.

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Paris to Put up Glass wall to Protect Eiffel Tower

Last edited 9th February 2017

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to have a 2.5m-high (8ft) wall of reinforced glass built around it as protection against terror attacks, officials say.

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